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Gator GPE-Elec ATA-Style Fit-All Electric Guitar Case
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The Gator GPE-Elec ATA-Style Electric Guitar Fit-All Case is ideal if you want less weight but no reduction in safety for your precious guitar. Gator...Click To Read More About This Product
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Serious weight cut without a compromise in protection.
The Gator GPE-Elec ATA-Style Electric Guitar Fit-All Case is ideal if you want less weight but no reduction in safety for your precious guitar. Gator is the first manufacturer to produce ATA flight cases for guitars constructed from molded military-grade polyethylene. This electric guitar case is half the weight of a standard wooden ATA case and every bit as strong. The Gator Case's interior fits most models and has a plush lining to give your guitar extreme protection. The Gator Electric Guitar Flight Case meets the new airline specifications and is an essential for the traveling musician.
Spring-loaded twist latches
Through-bolted exterior for extra strength
Fit most designs
Open cavity design fits right- and left-handed models
Check your guitar with the utmost confidence that it'll arrive in one piece. Order today!
Body depth: 3.25"
Bout width: 12.75"
Total length: 39.5"
Headstock length: 8.75"
Headstock depth: 3.5"
Headstock width: 13.5"
Accessory space: 8.25" x 4.25" x 2"
41" x 16.5" x 5.88"
Weight: 13.6 lb.
Reviewed by 5 customers
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I bought this due to extensive travel needs. The case is light weight (comparatively - try a plywood ATA case! UGH!) and every bit as protective as the heavier, traditional ATA cases. It would be nice if the interior storage was not open (i.e., had a closeable compartment) but otherwise, a nearly perfect case. It does what it is supposed to - protect the guitar. Top quality hardware and construction. Many, many trips so far with no problems. No regrets about buying this one - worth the money!
The features are good when you read them...but in the end the case is just no good. Mine might be the exception, but a broken handle from a busted rivet (didn't even get to check-in when it broke from normal FIRST-TIME USE..) and the ends of the case beyond the clamps curl up to create imperfect seal that you can see the inside of the case. The broken handle renders it useless. I thought this was a great ATA alternative from those "Big" names, but it is not.
This ATA case worked as advertised; protecting my guitar well during flights and tour. No complaints as to build quality. Note, however, odd shaped guitars will not fit in this case and neither will guitars with Bigsby's, as the interior foam holds the body tight. If your guitar is wider than a Les Paul, it will not fit. If it is odd shaped, like a Jazz Master, it will not fit either.
This is my 4th Gator case. I have regular hardshell cases and a gigbag. They all are very good cases-if you have guitars that fit in them. I have a 24F Schecter Japan with FR, and it barely fits in it. The guitar has a double strap-pin system as it's designed by Tom Anderson. I had to adjust the end of the interior so it fits perfectly. Well my point is-as you see in the picture on the page, nothing bigger than stratocaster would fit... obviously 7-string guitars or baritones wouldn't. Measure your guitar and make sure it's less than 39.5-inch long. I gave the quality 4 because one of the latches is placed a bit wider apart(ones on the lid and the base), and I had to adjust them so they catch each other without stucking. As far as I know, Gator has the best value-for this price, what you get from SKB is a regular ABS plastic hardshell case, but, for less than any other flight cases, here you get an ATA grade hardshell case. Also, the shell seems to be thicker than SKB's(I had a couple of SKB's before), although I do not know yet if it's capable of flight... I'm about to figure out... So for now, I would say it's a great "tour" case.
My American Tele didn't quite fit, had to push down on the top of the case to get it to close. The center latch spun and didn't latch properly. I expect it would withstand checking it as baggage at an airport, but the latch made me nervous. I returned mine.